Landis+Gyr, an energy management solutions provider, has been given a contract to provide smart grid automation technology and data services to ESPH, a Costa Rican utility, under a grid modernization project.

Based in Heredia, Costa Rica, ESPH provides electric, water, sanitation and telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in the northern suburbs of the nation’s capital, San Jose.

Landis+Gyr will supply its Gridstream Connect solution, including an RF mesh network connecting intelligent meters and distribution sensors, to provide advanced metering, line sensing, recloser automation and street light management capabilities.

The utility also plans to deploy a customer portal and prepay solution as part of the second phase of the project.

In addition to technology, Landis+Gyr will provide data hosting services and project management support as part of the contract. Landis+Gyr is partnering with its regional distributor, CFS Sistemas S.A., to deliver and deploy the system components.

Landis+Gyr Americas regional president and CEO Prasanna Venkatesan said: “This project is an extensive effort to modernize electric service delivery and improve efficiency. We are delighted to be working with ESPH and CFS Sistemas to add grid intelligence that will support the utility’s current plans, and provide a foundation for future initiatives.”

Gridstream Connect is a comprehensive IoT platform built on a leading-edge smart grid network that connects intelligent devices, such as meters and sensors, across the utility distribution system.

By leveraging hardware, software and application development, Gridstream Connect provides a strong and flexible platform for smart city and utility IoT applications.

Source: Company Press Release